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Sound and Look Professional on Television and the Internet: How to Improve Your On-Camera Presence / Edition 1
     

Sound and Look Professional on Television and the Internet: How to Improve Your On-Camera Presence / Edition 1

by Michelle McCoy
 

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ISBN-10: 1566251540

ISBN-13: 2901566251548

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

As we are thrust into an age of digital communication technologies, opportunities are becoming endless for people to perform in front of the cameras either on television or the Internet. Executives representing their companies or students aspiring to work in the broadcast field are often intimidated by the thought of going on camera. One of the reasons for these

Overview

As we are thrust into an age of digital communication technologies, opportunities are becoming endless for people to perform in front of the cameras either on television or the Internet. Executives representing their companies or students aspiring to work in the broadcast field are often intimidated by the thought of going on camera. One of the reasons for these fears is that there are so few resources to aid in educating people about broadcast performing expectations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901566251548
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
203

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Forewordxi
1So, You're Going to Be On Camera1
On-Camera Opportunities
2Broadcast Production Studios7
Microphones and Their Uses8
TelePrompTers10
Studio Cues11
Role of the Floor Director13
Microphone Dressing and Audio Checks13
Production Assistants17
3News Anchors and Reporters21
On-Air Positions22
The Reporter22
Preparation22
Live Shots24
Talking Points24
Movement and Reporters25
Writing25
The Anchor25
Movement and Anchors26
TelePrompTers26
Stance27
Spontaneity27
4Talk Shows: Appearing as the Host31
Topics31
Finding Guests32
Fact Gathering33
Question Guides34
Structuring Questions35
Settings38
Warm-Ups39
Call-In Shows39
Demonstrations40
5Talk Shows: Appearing as a Guest43
The Booking43
Appearance44
Research45
The Set46
Preparation47
Show Time48
6On-Camera Commercials51
Character Types53
Auditions54
Preparation54
Marks and Props55
Products55
Typical Shooting Day56
Voice-Overs57
Timing58
Donuts59
7Industrial Videos63
The Product64
Environment65
Ear Assist65
Content and Delivery67
Character68
Auditions68
Clothing72
Teleconference and Distance Learning73
The Internet73
8Film and TV Acting77
Technique77
Actor's Profile79
Stage vs. TV and Film80
Script Analysis81
Sides82
Memorization, Listening and Reacting82
Blocking and Movement84
Props85
Maintaining Energy85
On-Camera Toolbox
9On-Camera Makeup91
Supplies92
Makeup and Lighting98
Shopping99
People of Color100
Aging and Cosmetic Surgery101
10Hairstyles for TV107
The Look107
Facial Shape108
Styles109
Hair Textures and Products109
Consultations110
Nails111
11Wardrobe for TV113
Style114
Natural114
Classic115
Romantic115
Dramatic116
Things to Remember117
Colors118
Backdrops119
Fabrics and Textures119
Good Fabric Choices121
Accessories122
Accessory List122
Shopping128
Alterations129
12Broadcast Voice131
Breathing132
Phonation136
Vocal Health136
Resonanace139
Articulation140
13Sounding Conversational143
Script Marking144
Meaning-Laden Words147
Talking to a Person149
Visualization149
Emotion150
14Tips for Business155
Marketing Yourself155
Resumes156
Cover Letters156
Sending Yourself Through the Mail to a News Director159
How to Get Started164
Agents167
Agencies168
Contracts169
Unions170
Photos170
Demo Tapes171
Success Formula172
Audition Tips for Commercial Television174
Interview and Audition Tips for News175
Notes179
Glossary183
Suggested Reading and Information195
Index197

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